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Ed Harris

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 28th November 1950
Place of birth Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
Year of debut 1977
First feature film The Amazing Howard Hughes

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated4
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated4
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Biography

Ed Harris was a talented football player at high school and Columbia University. His love of acting was triggered after watching local theatre productions. In 1971, he left Columbia to enrol in the University of Oklahoma's theatre department. After graduation, he moved to LA. He began acting in small theatre productions and in TV guest roles. He went on to act in a diverse range of movies from Glengarry Glen Ross to Apollo 13. He made his directorial debut in 2000 with Pollock.

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Ed Harris's films

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Packshot for the film Gravity
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
88 Mins
Released
2014

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) become stranded in space. Contains sustained moderate threat, disturbing images and strong language.

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Packshot for the film Pain & Gain
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
124 Mins
Released
2013

Directed by Michael Bay. Three body-builders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) plan a kidnapping. Very strong language, strong violence, sex references & drug use.

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Packshot for the film Happy Endings
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
96 Mins
Released
2005

A woman (Zooey Deschanel) visits her reclusive father and meets his eccentric house guest (Will Ferrell). Strong language and moderate sex.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Apollo 13
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
134 Mins
Released
1995

The true story of the mission to the moon that went disastrously wrong. With Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Ed Harris. Very mild language and strong peril.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Man On A Ledge
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
99 Mins
Released
2012

An escaped prisoner (Sam Worthington) threatens to jump off a skyscraper to prove his innocence. With Jamie Bell. Moderate violence and one use of strong language.

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Packshot for the film The Way Back
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
127 Mins
Released
2010

Based on true events. A group of convicts try to escape from a Siberian prison. With Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess. Strong language and sexual imagery.

Rent for £2.50

Did you know?

  • At the 1999 Academy Awards, Ed Harris refused to stand up and applaud when Elia Kazan received his Lifetime Achievement Award. He explained that this was a protest because Kazan had informed on fellow filmmakers during the McCarthy era.
  • He met his wife Amy Madigan, when they starred in Prairie Avenue, at the Callboard Theatre in Los Angeles. They got married in 1983. Their only child, Lily Dolores Harris, was born in 1993.
  • While trying to make it as an actor, he rented part of a garage for 25 dollars a month. He got evicted for not paying his rent.
  • In 1986, his father gave him a biography about Jackson Pollock. Since then, he has been fascinated by the artist and directed and starred in Pollock.
  • He has won critical acclaim for playing an astronaut in The Right Stuff and in Apollo 13.

Awards

  • 4 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2002 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Hours
    • 2000 Actor in a Leading Role - Pollock
    • 1998 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Truman Show
    • 1995 Actor in a Supporting Role - Apollo 13
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2002 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Hours
    • 1998 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Truman Show
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Truman Show
  • 4 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2003 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Hours
    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Truman Show
    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Apollo 13
    • 1990 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Jacknife